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File #: 21-022-O    Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 6/14/2021 In control: Public Safety
On agenda: 7/6/2021 Final action: 7/19/2021
Title: ORDINANCE AMENDING DULUTH CITY CODE SECTION 6-77 REGARDING HUNTING DEER BY BOW AND ARROW.
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ORDINANCE AMENDING DULUTH CITY CODE SECTION 6-77 REGARDING HUNTING DEER BY BOW AND ARROW.

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The city of Duluth does ordain:
Section 1. That Duluth City Code Section 6-77 be amended as follows.

Sec. 6-77. Hunting deer by bow and arrow.

(a) Findings and policy. The city council finds that the peace and safety of the community, and the health of the forest, are threatened by the overabundance of wild deer within the city. Therefore, the population of wild deer must be regulated and managed. The method for the regulation shall be an annual harvesting of wild deer by use of bow and arrow;
(b) State laws. The conduct of any authorized deer hunting within the city must be in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations of the state of Minnesota. This Section is supplemental to the laws of Minnesota, as they may be amended or changed from time to time;
(c) Enforcement officers. The conduct of any authorized deer hunting within the city shall be regulated by the chief administrative officer or his or her designee or his or her agents, and any state or federal agents with jurisdiction. The council has authority to, by contract approved by resolution, designate the chief administrative officer or his or her designee's agent for the purpose of managing the hunt;
(d) Allowed hunting areas. Deer harvesting will be prohibited in all areas of the city except the following:
(1) Any area designated by the council, by resolution, as a designated hunting area (DHA) or an area determined by the hunt agent to be in special need of deer removal (hot spot) and approved by the chief administrative officer or his or her designee or council approved contract; . Hot spot areas shall be inspected by a hunt agent officer or its designee, who after deeming the hotspot safely huntable, shall notify both the city's deer hunt manager and law enforcement agency's liaison officer of the new area to be hunted;
(2) Any privately-owned property within a DHA that is not owned by th...

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